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Ship’s handling and Maneuvering

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Training Program covers the requirements of the STCW Convention.

Passing the training program, trainee must:

  • Know, how to manoeuvre approaching to pilot station taking into account time, tide and braking track conditions;
  • Be able to handle ship manoeuvring in rivers, estuaries and sailing in confined waters, taking into account tide, wind and shallow water under keel influence on manoeuvrability of the vessel;
  • Be able to manoeuvre in shallow water taking into account change of under keel clearance due to squat, rolling or pitching;
  • Be aware of interaction between moving vessels, as well as own ship interaction with coasts (bank effect);
  • Be able to perform mooring and unmooring with or without tug boat assistance in wind, current or tidal conditions;
  • Understand interaction between ship and tug;
  • Know how to use power and manoeuvring systems;
  • Know how to make decisions about use of anchors for ship handling and manoeuvring to decide place of anchorage, and need to know factors influencing needed anchor chain length;
  • Know situations when the anchor is dragging and be able to clear the anchor;
  • Be able to manoeuvre and handle the ship in stormy weather conditions;
  • Understand the importance of handling ship in slow speed, to escape damage from waves from behind;
  • Be able to dock and vessels in good condition.

In order to enter into the presented training program, trainee must represent:

  • Certificate of Competency, Education Certificate or Certificate of Proficiency;
  • Seamen’s book or Civil passport or ID;
  • Medical Certificate or medical certificate form 100(for coastal water area seafarers’);
  • The Certificate confirming not less than 12 months sea going practice experience.

Course Details

Duration 42 hours
language English
Students 1-8
Quizzes -

Course Features

  • Lectures 0
  • Quizzes 0
  • Duration 10 weeks
  • Skill level All levels
  • Students 0
  • Assessments Yes